2017 marks one hundred years since the first recorded guppy show held by the Chicago Aquarium Society. The
From Aqualife Magazine March, 1917
The favorite, “Guppy,” Lebistes reticulatus, was exhibited in competition at a recent meeting of the Chicago Aquarium Society. The championship and blue ribbon was won by Fred G. Orsinger; red ribbon, William Hitchcock; white ribbon, Fred Buckholz, Jr. Judges. Floyd S. Young and St. Elmo Linton
The Boston Guppy Club will be co-hosting the June meeting of the Boston Aquarium Society.
The speaker at this event will be Stonehill College, Associate Professor Brownwyn Heather Bleakley, Phd.
Bleakley comes to Stonehill from Smith College where she served as a lecturer in genetics (2009-10). Prior to that, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) international research fellow based jointly at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at University of Exeter, Cornwall and Northern Arizona University. Her teaching appointments have included stints at the University of Virginia, Indiana University, and the University of Arizona.
In 2007, Bleakley received the William J. Rowland Mentor of the Year and Outstanding Associate Instructor of the Year Awards at Indiana University. Bleakley’s research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of social behavior. She uses inbred and wild lines of guppies to explore how the genetic component of the social environment influences antipredator behavior and cooperation. She also uses invertebrates to understand the genetics of cannibalism and how social selection acts on cannibalism. She is planning projects exploring how genetic variation interacts with social organization to influence behavior. These projects were supported by the National Science Foundation and Animal Behavior Society.
Boston Guppy Club will have a sales table at the meeting and will be running raffles.
The meeting will also feature the monthly Boston Aquarium Society Auction.
Doors Open at 8. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Harborside Learning Lab at the New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf , Boston, MA
(located in the rear of the parking facility)
Parking meters are free after 8PM